Umbrella Companies & Alternative Contractor Pay Solutions

Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

Online Umbrella Company since 2002. Unlike other Umbrella Companies we offer guaranteed customer service levels or your money back! A hassle-free, professional and totally compliant solution.


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

As part of Simplyco Umbrella, you’ll enjoy all your usual statutory rights you’d expect from a permanent role. Here’s how it works. You become one of our employees. We agree a separate contract with the client or agency.


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

With 25 years experience BestPay provide specialist Umbrella services for the UK Contractors. Dedicated Account Managers, %100 Compliant, 24/7 Support, Free to Join, Free to Leave, Same Day Payments and Hassle Free! To find out more please visit BestPay.


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

We have been helping contractors all over the UK for some time now to safely earn more with a unique suite of payroll solutions. We will help you to take advantage of Government granted tax breaks some of which you won't even know you have access to. We haven't had any unhappy contractors yet!  For more information and a completely free assessment please visit or call 0207 526 4708. 


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

Genie Umbrella is one of the UK’s leading umbrella employment companies, with an outstanding reputation for its commitment to service delivery, compliance and quality. We employ and pay thousands of contractors on a weekly basis. For more information, please visit or call 01296 468 483 


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies


Built on the ethos of trust, care and compliance, ICS have been working with contractors since 2002. Quick set up, same day payments, online portal, dedicated support team. Limited Company service also available. Think ICS 0800 195 3750.


Contractor Umbrella/Alternative Pay Companies

Peoplepayers simply focus on fast and efficient payroll processes, to get you paid quickly and correctly. Genuine 24/7 support and a non-nonsense approach to customer service. Tel 0203 818 0824.


Umbrella Companies

Umbrella companies offer a convenient way to trade for many IT contractors. Some contractors either have no wish to, or are unable to, set up a limited company and in these instances umbrella companies are the main alternative. Other contractors may just wish to contract in the short term, perhaps just a few months, which makes setting up a limited company unviable. Umbrella companies became increasingly popular after the IR35 legislation was introduced over ten years ago.

Umbrella companies organise the paperwork on behalf of the contractor, who is employed on a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) basis by the umbrella company – meaning IR35 (and the MSC Legislation) no longer becomes a worry. If you decide to trade through an umbrella company you’ll be able to claim some of your business expenses against your tax (i.e. ‘allowable’ expenses incurred such as travel, meals, and accommodation whilst going about your work) as an additional benefit.

Leaving the day-to-day administration to the umbrella company is a benefit to many contractors who don’t want such distractions from getting the ‘real’ work done.  All you have to do is provide your timesheet and details of expenses to your umbrella to get paid. In short, umbrella companies make contracting much easier by invoicing the client, chasing for payment if it becomes overdue, processing your expenses and sorting out your tax and National Insurance contributions.

Further reading on umbrella companies:

A guide to Umbrella companies
A contracting career does not necessarily mean flying entirely solo.  For many, umbrella companies represent the ideal balance between the independence of the contractor and the convenience of the employee.

Umbrella Companies and travel expenses
Umbrella companies, by using an overarching contract of employment, do offer a worker continuity of employment and provided the Umbrella is set up correctly this is perfectly legal.

How to choose an umbrella company
Umbrella companies: what should contractors be looking for?

What is an Umbrella company dispensation?
What a dispensation is and why you can only claim for expenses you can prove you've incurred.